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Joint Signal Probability Distribution Of An Optical Heterodyne Array
Author(s): James H. Churnside; Charles M. McIntyre
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Paper Abstract

An approximate expression is presented for the joint probability density function of the IF signal magnitudes from an array of optical heterodyne detectors operating in the clear air turbulent atmosphere. The treatment considers local oscillator shot noise, log-normal amplitude fluctuations, and Gaussian phase front perturbations, where arbitrary correlation of phase and of amplitude fading are allowed.

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Date Published: 18 August 1978
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0142, Optical Properties of the Atmosphere, (18 August 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956535
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James H. Churnside, Oregon Graduate Center (United States)
Charles M. McIntyre, Oregon Graduate Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0142:
Optical Properties of the Atmosphere
Robert Sepucha, Editor(s)

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